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Albany State Lady Rams SIAC tournament game postponed due to weather

The Lady Rams will face Stillman College today at 4:15 p.m.

The Albany State Lady Rams quarterfinal matchup against Stillman College was postponed to today.

Dougherty County School System Notebook - Nov. 27, 2014

News and notes from around the Dougherty County School System

DCSS Notebook

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Albany Area Education Notebook - Nov. 9, 2014

A roundup of news about school, colleges and universities in Metro Albany and Southwest Georgia.

Joel Holmes named best-qualified for Albany Parks and Rec position

Candidate currently serving as director of Chamblee Parks and Recreation department

Joel Holmes is selected as the best candidate to fill the city of Albany’s vacant recreation position.

'Third candidate' Muarlean Edwards endorses Darrel Ealum in House District 153 runoff

Darrel Ealum faces incumbent Carol Fullerton July 22 in quest for a seat in the state House

Muarlean Edwards gives her support to her fellow challenger in the Georgia House District 153 runoff election.

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Southwest Georgia track & field athletes qualify for GHSA state

Westover, Monroe lead the way with a combined 27 individual qualifiers

Athletes from 15 Southwest Georgia schools advanced to next month’s GHSA state track & field championships.

Mother appeals denial of death benefits in Randolph County case

A Randolph County Superior Court judge dismissed the case last year, finding Louise Barzey had no right to the death benefits of her son

Deron Shorter, 37, was killed in July 2010 when the city of Cuthbert mower he was operating crashed into a ditch and turned over on top of him. His mother, Louise Shorter Barzey, has been attempting to claim his workers comp death benefits. Oral arguments in the case will be heard Monday by the Georgia Supreme Court.

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Week 11 High School Football Player of the Week Poll

The poll for the Week 11 Albany Herald Player of the Week award -- which is the final Player of the Week award of the season -- ends at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. The winner will be announced Nov. 15.

Showtime Wrestling returns to State Theatre

Local wrestlers will perform in Albany Saturday in a Halloween-themed event at the State Theatre.

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'Longest Day' benefit scheduled at Veterans Park

A fundraiser scheduled in Albany Friday will raise money for Alzheimer's research.

Joseph Steven Malpere

Joseph Steven Malpere, 30, of Albany died June 11, 2013.

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'Run for the Roses' to benefit Council on Aging

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Billy Dan Akins

Billy Dan Akins, 75, of Lee Co., GA, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

Shirley Ann Brown

Shirley Ann Brown 50 of Fayvetteville,Ga died April 12, 2013.

John Hilton

John Gary Hilton of Blakely, GA, died Monday, February 25, 2013

Sara Purvis

Sara Ware Purvis, 97, of Albany died Thursday Feb 21, 2013

Delores Lofton

Delores Lofton, 82, funeral services for the late Mrs. Delores Lofton, who departed this life Sunday, February 17, 2013

Arlie Castleberry

Arlie M. Castleberry, 89, of Sylvester (Doles Community) died Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lue Lang

Lue Ellar Lang 85, of 148 Sam Scott Rd died Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Find out where the fish are biting --- or not biting --- around Southwest Georgia this week.

Howell I. Davis, Jr.

Howell I. Davis, Jr., 60, died November 19, 2012

Betty Ann Harris

Betty Ann Harris, 80, Albany, died November 15, 2012

Bradley Jay Turner

Bradley Jay Turner, died November 4, 2012

Pistons beat Hawks 104-88 in final preseason game

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Greg Monroe and rookie Brandon Knight each scored 16 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 104-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.. It was the final exhibition game for both teams.. South Gwinnett grad Louis Williams scored 17 points for the Hawks

Joseph C. "Skippy" Rogers, Jr.

Joseph C. Rogers, Jr., 66, Poulan, died October 24, 2012

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Shooting injury reported in Lee County

Initial reports say one person has been injured this evening in a shooting in Lee County.

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Kitchen inspections for October 14, 2012

Here are recent ressults of kitchen inspections inDougherty County.

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Grand jury indicts man for fraud

Lenvince Trashun Cutliff has been indicted for three counts of insurance fraud.

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Kitchen inspections for October 7, 2012

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections.

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Beer, banjo event set to benefit Museum of Art

Arts supporters are invited to a gathering that will benefit the Albany Museum of Art.

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Theatre Albany sets auditions for holiday production

Actors are being sought for a production of the holiday play "The Little Town of Christmas."

Kitchen inspections for September 30, 2012

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty, Lee and Worth counties.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers for September 28, 2012

Local law enforcement groups are looking for Kezia Shenee Morrison.

Otha Butler

Mr. Otha Butler, 92, of Baconton dies Friday, August 24, 2012,

Ida Louise Solomon

Mrs. Ida Louise Solomon, 93, of Albany died, August 24, 2012

Willie B. Laster

Ms. Willie B. Laster of Sumter County, Georgia died on Thursday, August 23, 2012

Doris Jean Smith

Mrs. Doris Jean "Jackie" Smith, 87, of Donalsonville, GA passed away Thursday, August 23, 2012

Julian Frances Carswell

Mr. Julian Frances Carswell 69, of 1209 North Harding Street in Albany, GA died Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Robert Phillips

Mr. Robert Phillips, 64, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2012

Harry Edward Chambless

Harry Edward Chambless of Dawson passed away at home Friday, August 24, 2012

Gloria Crawford

Gloria Crawford, 56, of 1211 Catalina Lane died Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Herman Howard

Mr. Herman Howard, 63, of Albany died Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ruby White

Mrs. Ruby White, 79, of 116 Joe Louis Ave, passed away on Friday 24, 2012

James Austin Smith

Mr. James Austin Smith, 60 of Cherokee Ave. in Leesburg died August 23, 2012

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Georgia State's Bill Curry to retire after season

Georgia State football coach Bill Curry announced Wednesday he will retire after the 2012 season.

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Kitchen inspections for Aug. 12, 2012

Here are the results of kitchen inspections from July 25 to Aug. 7.

Religion bulletin for Aug. 11, 2012

Here is a list of some of the area's religious activities.

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Education briefs for Aug. 10, 2012

Here is how some local people are faring.

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Community calendar for Aug. 5, 2012

Here is a list of coming events in Southwest Georgia.

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Kitchen inspections for July 29, 2012

Here are thee results of recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty, Lee and Worth counties.